Wednesday, October 9, 2013

4-H: Environmentors Program

Did you know that Oct. 9 is 4-H Youth Science Day? 4-H students from across the nation have gathered at the 4-H national headquarters, which just happens to be up the street from the University of Columbia in Chevy Chase, Maryland.

The Center for 4-H and Youth Development develops innovative programs that emphasize experiential learning opportunities for young people and their families. Through "hands-on" interactive programming, participants develop life skills, leadership abilities, and an ethic of civic stewardship. As the home of the District of Columbia's 4-H program, we are excited to share more about our programs in the Center of 4-H and Youth Development:

  • 4-H Clubs 
  • 4-H Living Interactive Family Education (LIFE) 
  • Common Measures 
  • 4-H International Network 
  • 4-H STEM 
  • 4-H Summer Camp 
  • EnvironMentors 
  • LifeSmarts Consumer Education for Teenagers 
  • Operation Military Kids 
  • Health Rocks Program

Because today is National 4-H Youth Science Day, we are turning the spotlight on the Environmentors program. EnvironMentors is a sustainability-focused mentoring program which engages youth leaders in becoming active stewards of their communities and the environment. Over the course of the school year, students work with mentors to develop rigorous environmental science projects based on relevant environmental circumstances in their communities. Upon completion of their chosen research projects, they develop lesson plans and present to an elementary school class, science fairs, and at the annual EnvironMentors Science Fair where they have a chance to compete for college scholarships.

Learn more about our Environmentors program here

For more information on UDC's Environmentors program, contact Doug Loesch at

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